Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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I will be the guest of host Jim Freund, on the "Hour of Wolf" radio program, tomorrow morning, Saturday, January 7, between 5 and 7 am, EST. "Hour of the Wolf" originates at WBAI, New York, 99.5, FM. The show will probably be available streamed from the HotW website at a later date.


sabi, sabi(shii)
meaning: quiet, lonely

静寂 == saishaku == (noun, adjective that takes な) silence
寂然 == shakunen == (noun, adjective that takes な) lonely, desolate

Top radical is 'roof/building'. Bottom radical is 'uncle' (叔), which acts phonetically to express 'quiet'. Originally this character meant 'quiet building'. Now it means 'quiet/lonely' in a broader sense. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Uncle lonely in quiet building.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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